- A multi-disciplinary, collaborative alliance of University of Washington health sciences research groups focused on comparative effectiveness research, technology assessment, and health system evaluation
- Community of engaged peers, research teams and like-minded collaborators
- Builds upon existing and available resources and creates economies of scale for high-impact research
Join the CHASE Alliance Listserv!
- You may enroll in our listserv here
- You may send news and announcements through to listserv members by emailing your post here
- A special CHASE listserv has been set up to facilitate PCORI specific discussion. Register for this Listserv here
The CHASE Alliance was formed in November 2009 to bring together successful and respected UW research groups and community partners under an umbrella with a common mission to elevate multi-disciplinary, high impact comparative and systems effectiveness research and implementation. We currently have over 100 members on our listserv who are interested in staying in touch about current research, news and development in related fields.
News & Events
- May 16
- PCORI Revamps Funding Announcements; Seeks Applications for $81 Million in CER
- PCORI plans to award up to $81 million in this newly announced round of PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). With this latest funding opportunity, plus previous calls for research proposals and plans to offer targeted PFAs later this year, we aim to commit at least $355 million in support for patient-centered CER in 2013.
The revised PFAs released today correspond to our National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda and respond to feedback we received during previous funding cycles, including several improvements designed to make it easier for applicants to understand the criteria and features that make our process unique.
PCORI also made significant upgrades to our online application system, guidelines, and templates. You can download the funding announcements and learn more on the Funding Center section of our website. You can get additional details in a new blog post by PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby and Director of Contracts Management Martin Dueñas.
Required letters of intent (LOIs) from applicants for PCORI's latest funding cycle are due June 15 and applications are due August 15. Awards for this cycle will be made in mid-December.
For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- October 15
- EDM Forum Research Community Update
- The EDM Forum is pleased to present a framework that reflects the philosophy that patients and consumers are important partners in research who have a shared interest in improving health and health care. Specifically, it points to the need for greater participation in both infrastructure development and research, as well as elements that cut across both (e.g., governance).
This interactive resource, based on work conducted by AcademyHealth under the auspices of the EDM Forum, and developed in coordination with patients, consumers, and health services researchers, outlines key opportunities for engagement, and proposes a set of activities to enable patients and consumers to become more active participants in the process of evidence generation.
This resource is now available for download to your iPad through the iTunes app store (a link is also available on the EDM Forum webpage) Note, you must have iBooks2 software and operating system 5.1.1 to download this resource.
- October 01
- Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology (PHEnOM)
- The Department of Health Services is pleased to announce the creation of PHEnOM. The Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology (PHEnOM) at the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle aims to facilitate intellectual activities within the department in the fields of health economics, econometrics and methodology development in outcomes research and to engage researchers in allied fields around the city of Seattle.
The long-term goal is to establish PHEnOM as a nationally and internationally recognized hub of health economics and related activities within the School of Public Health at UW.
Our new website has been launched: http://depts.washington.edu/phenom/ Here you can find our new seminar series that will begin October 4, 2012. We invite you to join our list-serve, get up to date information in this area, and be connected with your colleagues in the health services and economics community.
- June 03
- CHASE WIP | UW Health Science Building | 3:00-5:00 P.M.
- Speakers: Thomas Varghese Jr, MD, Associate Professor, UW Department of Surgery (3pm)
Strong for Surgery: Development of an innovative electronic health platform to improve pre-operative patient.
Ryan Hansen, PharmD, PhD, PCOR K12 Scholar; Acting Assistant Professor, UW Department of Pharmacy (4pm).
Premier Data Primer.
Location: UW Health Science Building, room H670
Time: 3:00-5:00 P.M.
- May 23
- PHEnOM | UW Tower | 3:00-4:30 P.M.
- Speaker: Mark Long, University of Washington
Topic: An Altruism Adjusted Measure of the Value of a Statistical Life
Location: UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 22nd floor Boardroom
Time: 3:00-4:30 P.M.
- May 20
- CHASE WIP | UW Health Science | 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
- Speakers: Lonnie Nelson, PhD, PCOR K12 Scholar; Acting Assistant Professor, UW Department of Health Services (3pm)
Kenn Daratha, PhD, Assistant Professor, WSU School of Nursing
Ann O'Hare, MD, Associate Professor, UW Division of Nephrology; Investigator, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence (4pm)
Topics: Dr. Daratha and O'Hare - Utilization and Cost Trajectories in Patients with Kidney Disease.
Location: UW Health Science Building Room H371
Time: 3:00-5:00 P.M.
Patient Voices Project
In the past, decisions about healthcare treatments have been mostly left up to doctors, with patients and their family members or caregivers not actively being involved. This changing however, with many doctors now seeing their patients ant their families as partners in deciding what treatments are best. As a result, many patients are taking a more active role in researching diseases and treatments and working with their doctors to determine the best healthcare for them. More and more, patients and their families members and caregivers are also being included in conversations about new research as well, to help determine what questions they and their doctors need answered to improve healthcare. The CERTAIN Patient Voices Project brings patients together with researchers and doctors to improve the quality of healthcare and research by including the patient point of view.
The Patient Voices Project has three goals:
1) To help patients have an active role in the research process - from deciding what research questions need to be asked to getting research results into the hands of patients in away that is usefull to patients - through Patient Advisory Groups;
2) To gather information from patients about what happens after they leave the hospital, in order to improve information about surgeries and in-hospital treatment. This combination of information, called patient-reported outcomes will help hospitals and doctors improve the healthcare that they provide to their patients, and can be available to be used in research as well;
3) To use the information gathered from patients about their healthcare treatment and give it back to patients and doctors in a way that is useful to them to make better decisions about their own healthcare treatments. We call this work PROs in Practice.